MORE TREE FROGS


**First off, I have to say sorry for not posting anything yesterday. I worked, then I was busy taking pictures and editing them. I’m trying to figure out how often I will post. I will post as often as I can, first thing in the morning – but there may be a day here and there that I can’t/don’t post every day. Once I figure out what I’m doing, I will let you know.

Since the tree frog came back yesterday, I wanted to try to take some pictures of him, especially his legs.

When I first saw this yellow spot on his legs a couple of years ago, I thought there was something wrong with him. There isn’t, it’s normal.

Some (basic) facts about tree frogs:

  • eat moths, grasshoppers, crickets, and flies (in my earlier post I noted that they are insectivores, but I wasn’t specific)
  • there are about 800 species of tree frogs, inhabiting every continent except Antarctica
  • there are approximately 30 species in the U.S.,more than 600 in Central and South America
  • most tree frogs are small enough to sit on the tip of your finger
  • Guenther’s tree frog is the only frog that has teeth in their lower jaw
  • simply touching the yellow banded poison dart frog can lead to heart failure
  • tree frogs use there eyes to help swallow food – they close their eyes very firmly which pushes the food down their throat
  • the Costa Rican flying tree frog has webbing between their toes, which helps them to glide between trees
  • some tree frogs secrete a substance on their skin that is used as a hallucinogenic drug by indigenous people
  • (INFO FROM ANIMALS NETWORK)

I love listening to the frogs at night. I’m not sure exactly when they showed up, it was a few years ago and I’m sure that the pool had something to do with it. I don’t worry about them peeing on me and causing warts – it’s just a myth! I have had them pee on me, but I just wash my hands. (This one hasn’t peed on anyone, as far as I know.)

I’ve never seen the tree frog tuck it’s legs under it before. I watched it all day long the other day, it stayed with it’s legs tucked under the whole time. Seems to be saying, “Hey, I’m comfy! Take some pictures and read me a story!”

The picture above and below are examples of its color changing abilities. Then there’s the grey color like in the other pictures. I thought at first, with it swimming in the pool, it might harm him – but I use the minimum chemicals so it should be ok.

in a pot with snake plants
Peekaboo!

These last couple of pictures were taken last year…I know my plants need some TLC, but at this point I was more concerned about taking the picture of the frog than what my plants look like. (House plants tend to get a little droopy in the winter time, going into a kind of hibernation and it’s normal! In the spring, or when you think about it, just pull all the dead stuff and they’re good as new. When I put my plants outside for the spring/summer and into fall I will thin out my plants, getting rid of all the dead stuff.)

How you enjoyed this post! I will hopefully be posting tomorrow.

Any comments are always welcome.

So, until next time, take care, put a smile on and look for the beauty around you!

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